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The Genovese Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Between 200 and 225 (according to Jerry Capeci)

First Boss: Charles "Lucky" Luciano

Primary activities: The most powerful and wealthy crime Family in the New York area, and perhaps the entire country. The Genovese Family maintains major…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 23, 2014 at 6:08am — No Comments

Genovese crew charged with multi-million dollar scheme

By David Amoruso

Eleven members and associates of the Genovese crime family were charged with racketeering charges for allegedly reaping millions of dollars in criminal profits in New Jersey through loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling and money laundering, including laundering of proceeds from narcotics trafficking. Using…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Genovese capo Pagano hit with racketeering charges

By David Amoruso

Genovese captain Daniel Pagano (above) was hit with racketeering charges yesterday. Authorities allege he participated in a racketeering conspiracy in which he committed extortion, loansharking, and operated an illegal gambling business. It’s the latest bust in a long mob career for the 61-year-old Pagano.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 8, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

A Mean Street in Queens: To Kill a Cop

By Thom L. Jones

It’s a definite no-no. If you are part of the Mafia, you do not go after, and certainly do not kill, police officers. In America at least. In Sicily. That’s a different story altogether.

So how and why the events of the night of Tuesday, January 21st, 1987, unfolded on a street in the borough of Queens, New York is almost as big a mystery now…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2013 at 5:17am — No Comments

Lucchese Soldier: Frank "Frankie Pearl" Federico



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2006

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Frank "Frankie Pearl" Federico was born on January 3, 1928. On August 10, 1989 Federico murders Long Island carters Robert Kubecka and Donald Barstow at the offices of the Kubecka Carting Company at 41 Brightside Avenue, East Northport, New York because of their cooperation with law enforcement’s investigation of the carting industry on Long Island. In…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments

Deal with the Devil - Q&A with author Peter Lance

Before Whitey Bulger became a big shot crime boss in Boston while feeding information to the FBI, Colombo mobster Gregory Scarpa was already using the Feds as his get-out-of-jail-free-card. He eventually manipulated the FBI in such a manner that he changed that card into a license to kill.

Five-time Emmy Award-winning author Peter Lance has done extensive…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 27, 2013 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Gambino Capo Bartolomeo Vernace Found Guilty

By David Amoruso

After more than thirty years, Gambino capo Bartolomeo “Pepe” Vernace finally faced the music this past week as he was found guilty of a 1981 murder and various racketeering charges. His victim was an innocent bar owner who had nothing to do with the mob. Vernace on the other hand began rising rapidly through the underworld as he managed to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 19, 2013 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

Mob Hit in South Philadelphia

By David Amoruso

The Philadelphia crime family is finally returning to its dysfunctional roots. After a decade of relative peace and quiet under the guidance of boss Joseph Ligambi, South Philadelphia was shocked on Wednesday by the first mob hit in years.

On Wednesday, around 3 p.m., gunshots were heard across Iseminger Street in Philadelphia. Gino DiPietro, 50, was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2012 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Genovese Soldier: George Barone



By David Amoruso



When George Barone died late last year, an adventurous life came to an end. He was a hero of the second world war. A founding member of the Jets street gang made famous in the musical West Side Story. And spent decades as a Genovese mobster who ruled the docks and was a favorite hitter for family boss Tony Salerno. To top it off, Barone became a… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bonanno Soldier: Benjamin Ruggiero



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Benjamin 'Lefty Guns' Ruggiero was one of the true Cosa Nostra Mafioso, a guy who was old school and knew how Mafia politics worked. Lefty was a Bonanno soldier who was feared and respected by his fellow Mafioso and in the end Lefty showed them all, when he just wouldn't break Omerta. Most of you probably know Lefty from the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2010 at 4:23pm — 13 Comments

Lucchese Soldier: Frank Gioia

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2006

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Frank Gioia was born in 1967. Gioia was born into 'the life', his father Frank Gioia senior was a Lucchese Family mobster. Growing up around mobsters it was`nt long untill Gioia himself became one. At age 12 he hung around a mob owned social club, getting drinks for wiseguys and doing small tasks for them. By the age of 18 though Gioia had left behind the errand-boy role. He… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2010 at 5:54am — 1 Comment

Gambino Soldier: Charles Carneglia



By David Amoruso

Posted on March 4, 2010

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When Charles Carneglia was arrested on the morning of February 7, 2008, he looked (see photo on the right) like more like Charles Manson than a slick member of New York’s Gambino Crime Family. But though looks can be deceiving, in Carneglia’s case the “Manson look” was pretty appropriate.



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2010 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Gambino Soldier: Samuel Corsaro

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2003

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Samuel "Little Sammy" Corsaro was born in 1943 in Nutley, New Jersey. Later he moved to Clifton, New Jersey where he would remain till his death. Like all mobsters Corsaro also started out in petty crime but in 1969 he decided to rob a liquor store. During the robbery things went drastically wrong and Corsaro shot the liquor store clerk, the clerk did not survive his wounds.… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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